1.2- Tribe Allieae + Overview Allieae is a tribe of plants belonging to the subfamilyAllioideae of the Amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae). It comprises a single genus, Allium, distributed in temperate zones of the Northern Hemisphere. Characterised by simple or prolific bulbs, sometimes with lateral rhizomes. Leaf sheaths long, tepals free and corona absent. Spathe formed from 2-5 bracts. Style position apical relative to ovary. Ovary usually has two, four or numerous ovules per locule in two longitudinal rows. + Genera Tribe Allieae has one genus and over 500 species. Genus Allium L. (includes Milula Prain) In the APG III classification system, Allium is placed in the family Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Allioideae (formerly the family Alliaceae). In some of the older classification systems, Allium was placed in Liliaceae. Molecular phylogenetic studies have shown this circumscription of Liliaceae is not monophyletic. The genus contains hundreds of distinct species; many have been harvested through human history, but only about a dozen are still economically important today as crops or garden vegetables. Many others are cultivated as ornamental plants.